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Located on Durban’s Golden Mile, with the Marine Parade and beach on its doorstep, the The Balmoral is a short walk from the Durban ICC and the uShaka Marine World. The business and shopping district can be found nearby. Fully renovated, the Balmoral still retains its historic and stately façade, which makes it one of Durban’s most elegant venues along the Golden Mile beachfront. The strictly Halaal Waterfront Restaurant leads out onto the Waterfront Terrace, where you can enjoy a relaxing dining experience while overlooking the Indian Ocean. The Balmoral has 95 elegantly appointed, fully-equipped, spacious rooms. Greyville Racecourse is 2.5 mi from the property, while King Shaka International Airport is 20 mi away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.8 for a two-person trip.

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Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.8)

Breakfast Info

Full English/Irish, Halal, Buffet

Free private parking available at the hotel

Loyal Customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.


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Availability

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Room Type
Number of guests
 
2 twin beds
or
1 full bed
1 king bed
and
1 sofa bed
or
2 twin beds
and
1 sofa bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 2

This property is making considerable investments and efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’ve worked with experts such as Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable program – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
8.7
Facilities
7.8
Cleanliness
8.4
Comfort
8.2
Value for money
8.0
Location
8.8
Free WiFi
7.3
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Mohammed
    South Africa South Africa
    Balmoral was the place of my wedding reception. Hence we came back for our anniversary stay. We enjoyed the whole atmosphere (inside the hotel). The room was spacious although small. Very smart setup of the room. We loved the look and the vibe...
  • Nolubabalo
    South Africa South Africa
    Close to the ocean and easy to go wherever you want to. Staff is so friendly starting from security, the guyz in parking, reception and kitchen
  • Nompumelelo
    South Africa South Africa
    On arrival security until departure security was great, the reception & with warm welcoming and support was so touching like they knew my circumstances in life. My mom with dementia was very comfortable and felt very special and the staff assisted...

Hotel area info

Restaurants
1 Restaurant On Site

  • The Waterfront Terrac
    • Dietary options
      Halal

Amenities of The Balmoral

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Family rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Beachfront
  • Airport shuttle
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
Outdoors
  • Beachfront
  • Terrace
Kitchen
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Activities
  • Beach
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Minibar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Valet parking
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Babysitting/Child services
    Additional charge
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Business center
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
General
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Wake-up service
  • Car rental
  • Laptop safe
  • Packed lunches
  • Carpeted
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Accessibility
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
Spa
  • Massage
    Additional charge
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Zulu

House rules

The Balmoral takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

From 2:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

Until 11:00 AM

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 13 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

1 year old
Crib upon request
ZAR 200 per child, per night

Prices for cribs aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cribs are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa Diners Club American Express Cash The Balmoral accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

Please note that the onsite restaurant is strictly Halaal and does not serve alcohol.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform The Balmoral of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Payment before arrival by bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property can only accept bookings from essential workers/permitted travelers on dates where such guidelines exist. Reasonable evidence must be provided on arrival. If it isn't provided, your booking will be canceled on arrival.

As a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has temporarily suspended its shuttle services.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you're booking this property in accordance with the destination's local government guidelines, including (but not limited to) the purpose of travel and maximum group size.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

It's possible to extend your stay at this property at no extra cost for coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes, with a maximum limit of 10 extra days.

FAQs about The Balmoral

  • The prices at The Balmoral may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • The nearest beach is 350 feet from The Balmoral. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The Balmoral is 1.4 miles from the center of Durban. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Guests staying at The Balmoral can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.7).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish
    • Halal
    • Buffet

  • The Balmoral offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Massage
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Beachfront
    • Beach

  • Check-in at The Balmoral is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • The Balmoral has 1 restaurant:

    • The Waterfront Terrac

  • Room options at The Balmoral include:

    • Double
    • Twin/Double
    • Family